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The History and Interesting Facts about Levees

Speakers of American English (notably in the Midwest and Deep South), use the word levee, from the French word levée (from the feminine past participle of the French verb lever, "to raise"). It originated in New Orleans a few years after the city's founding in 1718 and was later adopted by English speakers. The name derives from the trait of the levee's ridges being raised higher than both the channel and the surrounding floodplains.

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07/09/2018

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Dijk  Emergency constructions  Flood emergency  Levee  Levée  Maloney Construction  Mississippi levee system  Repair dams  Repair levees 

New Earthquake Retrofit Program Offers $3,000 to Homeowners Who Qualify

Earlier this year, a grant program got underway for homeowners who want to earthquake retrofit their houses. Earthquake Brace + Bolt, funded by money from the state and the California Earthquake Authority, will give homeowners up to $3,000 to help finance retrofit work.

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Published on:
07/02/2018

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California Earthquake Authority  Earthquake  Earthquake Retrofit Program  Jerry Brown  Joshua Johnson  Maloney Construction  Napa earthquake 

The History of Soil Nailing

Soil nailing evolved from the New Austrian Tunneling method which is a system for underground excavations in rock.

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Published on:
06/25/2018

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Maloney Construction  New Austrian Tunneling method  Railroad widening project  Soil nailing  The Good Samaritan Hospital  Underground excavations 

Hard Facts about Distracted Driving

Almost every week, we hear about serious accidents involving distracted drivers here in the Bay Area. With all of the media coverage out there, people of all ages are still texting and talking on their cell phones while driving. "I won't get in an accident" many folks say, but in the end this is a nationwide problem that does not seem to improve. 

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Published on:
06/18/2018

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A.B. Chance  Damaged vehicles  Distracted driving  Foundation construction  Foundation projects  Heavy civil construction  Helical Pier Foundation Systems  Maloney Construction  Manipulating electronic devices 

Father's Day Poems

With Father's Day on its way, all of us at Maloney Construction wanted to share these great poems with you. Enjoy Father's Day and give your dad a hug on his special day! 

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Published on:
06/11/2018

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A.B. Chance Helical Pier Foundation Systems  Fathers Day  Foundation construction  Heavy civil construction  Maloney Construction 

Maloney Construction Project: Cosumnes River Preserve Boardwalk Reconstruction in Lodi, CA

Maloney Construction was awarded the Cosumnes River Preserve Boardwalk Reconstruction project from the Bureau of Land Management in September of 2015. The project consisted of constructing a raised wooden boardwalk that traverses the preserve, a visitors viewing platform and a concrete walkway.

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06/04/2018

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Agricultural lands  Bureau of Land Management  Bureau of Land Management  California Department of Fish & Wildlife  Concrete walkway  Cosumnes River Preserve Boardwalk Reconstruction  Department of Water Resources  Maloney Construction  Melvin Singleton  Sacramento County Regional Parks  Wildlife habitat 

11 Bay Area Food Banks Need Your Help

You would be surprised to find out that many people in the Bay Area don't get enough food to eat on a daily basis. At Maloney Construction, we believe that everyone should receive enough nutrition to live a healthy and productive life and that's why we support the work that 11 Bay Area Food Banks do every day. 

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Published on:
05/21/2018

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Bay Area Food Banks  Donated food  Food banks  Maloney Construction 

The Construction of King Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza

Since at least the time of the ancient Greeks, there has been considerable debate about exactly how the Egyptians constructed King Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza.

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Published on:
05/14/2018

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Architectural projects  Egyptian engineering  Egyptians  Foundations  Khafra  Khufu  Maloney Construction  Mark Lehner  Pyramid at Giza 

We Support Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

At Maloney Construction, we are pet owners and love all of the work that ARF does in the Bay Area. Our dogs and cats enrich our lives in so many ways and ARF is an organization that rescues countless of animals every year. So all of us at Maloney Construction want to give ARF a five-bark review for its excellent work. 

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05/07/2018

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Animal Rescue Foundation  ARF  Dogs and cats  Maloney Construction  People Rescuing Animals  Tony La Russa 

Why Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa Lean?

Pick any day in the Piazza del Duomo in the Italian city of Pisa, and you will undoubtedly spot a bunch of tourists posing for the same photo, with their hands outstretched towards the cathedral’s conspicuously tilting bell tower, as if they are supporting it with their sheer strength. 

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Published on:
04/23/2018

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Construction  Foundation  Did you know 

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A.B. Chance  Construction projects  Foundations  Giovanni di Simone  Helical Pier Foundation Systems  Leaning Tower of Pisa  Maloney Construction  Tuscany 

Can You Afford to Repair Your Foundation?

At Maloney Construction, we're asked this question all the time and our response is always the same--“Can you afford not to repair your foundation?”  

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Published on:
04/16/2018

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Foundation  Foundation repair  Maloney Construction  Repair your foundation 

Bay Area Guide Dogs for the Blind

Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has been creating partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision from throughout the United States and Canada.

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04/10/2018

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Dog Adoptions  Guide Dogs for the Blind  Maloney Construction 

What is a Helical Pier?

At Maloney Construction, we're a certified installer of A.B. Chance Helical Pier Foundation Systems. So, what exactly is a helical pier system and how is it used in both residential and commercial foundation construction and repair? 

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Published on:
04/02/2018

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A.B. Chance  Commercial foundation construction  Foundation system  Helical pier  Hydraulic system  Maloney Construction  Residential foundation construction 

Top 5 Best Staycation Spots in Nor Cal

We are so lucky to live in Northern California, with so many great places to visit within 1-3 hours away by car. If you're not planning to travel internationally this year and want to stay closer to home, here is our list of Top 5 Best Staycation Spots in Nor Cal, brought to you by all of us at Maloney Construction.  At Maloney Construction, we work hard, so when we get enough time, we're happy to enjoy a staycation now and then. 

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Published on:
03/26/2018

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Best Staycation Spots  Calistoga Ranch  Carmel Valley Ranch  Eden Vale Inn  Fort Bragg  Maloney Construction  Post Ranch Inn  Weekend getaway  Weller House Inn 

Novato Youth Center/Human Needs Center Announce Merger

To be stronger and help more people every year, two highly-respected community-based nonprofit organizations in Novato have joined their forces and merged into one organization. 

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Published on:
03/19/2018

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Cheryl Paddack  David Short  Deanna Euritt  Human Needs Center  Maloney Construction  Michael Domer  North Marin Community Services  northmarincs.org  Novato Youth Center 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

As you pull on your green “Kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirt, prepare for a parade or cook up some corned beef and cabbage, check out these fun facts about St. Patrick's Day. At Maloney Construction, we always celebrate St. Patrick's Day and this year it's on a Saturday--March 17th. 

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03/12/2018

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Ireland  Kiss me I am Irish  St. Patrick 

It's a Monster Jam!

Maloney Construction Family Day, Feb. 18th

Nearly 50 employees and their families will be attending the Monster Jam at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 18 for a family day jam-packed with fun and excitement. 

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03/05/2018

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Maloney Construction  Monster Jam  Monster trucks  Oakland Coliseum 

Two Major New Equipment Acquisitions for Maloney Construction

To be a better company and continue to do high-quality work, we are always looking for world-class cutting-edge equipment and tools do superior job. Recently, Maloney Construction purchased two new pieces of equipment that will enable us to be more efficient in certain projects we perform throughout Northern California. 

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Published on:
01/31/2018

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ChemGrout CG460/2X8 Grout Pump  Equipment Acquisitions  Maloney Construction  Takeuchi TB280FR Compact Excavator 

Safety is No Accident at Maloney Construction

At Maloney Construction, we work hard at maintaining an exemplary safety record and that is why we haven't had an injury within the last five years. By stressing workplace safety and overseeing the company's safety program, Melvin Singleton knows that safety is an ongoing process and requires a lot of communication and training. "As our safety officer, I am responsible to make sure everyone who works here knows the importance of safety here," he said. "That's why we hold regular safety meetings, where all of the foremen can ask questions and share their thoughts. Safety is a team effort and we need everyone on-board to succeed.

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Published on:
01/22/2018

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Hazard analysis  Maloney Construction  Safety  Zero Injuries 

The Importance of a Well-Designed Strong and Durable Foundation

The strength of a building lies in its foundation. The main purpose of any foundation is to hold the structure above it and keep it standing. On the contrary, a poorly constructed foundation can be highly dangerous to its occupants and the neighborhood for obvious reasons. With high-rise buildings climbing higher and higher, it has become even more crucial to have powerful foundations in large cities.  

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Published on:
01/15/2018

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Commercial Building  Construction Company  Foundation  Foundation work  Residence Building  San Francisco Bay Area 

Unique Requirements and a Beautiful Setting: The Marine Drive Project

Every job has its own personality, with its own challenges and unique characteristics, and the Marine Drive Rehab Project in San Francisco's Presidio was surely no exception. But, working in one of the most beautiful parts of the world underneath portions of the Golden Gate Bridge and in close proximity to Fort Point, an iconic historical landmark, the Marine Drive Rehab Project offered great views while the Maloney Construction team did an exemplary job. 

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Published on:
01/08/2018

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Alcatraz Prison  Alfred Hitchcock  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  Fort Point  Golden Gate Bridge  Maloney Construction  Marine Drive Rehab Project  Melvin Singleton  Presidio National Park  Richard Nixon  San Francisco Bay  San Francisco Presidio 

The Incredible "Floating City" of Venice

At Maloney Construction, we have been designing and building foundations on literally hundreds and hundreds of projects over the years and each one is unique with its own set of challenges. But, when we look at the amazing city of Venice in Italy, also known as the "Floating City" we're astounded at what the builders of this tourist attraction achieved. 

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Published on:
01/02/2018

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Floating City of Venice  Foundations  Santa Maria Della Salute church  Western Roman Empire 

The Beginnings of Deep Foundations

At Maloney Construction, we are known for designing and building a wide range of foundations for construction projects of all sizes, including residential stabilizations all the way to huge municipal and national projects. Over the years, we have accumulated an expansive amount of knowledge about deep foundations, so that's why we're happy to share this blog with you. 

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Published on:
12/28/2017

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ancient Roman bridges  Deep Foundations  foundation construction  Maloney Construction  oldest bridge in Rome  The Pons Fabricius bridge 

Maloney Construction Happy to Help the Pets of the North Bay Fires

When the fires hit, Maloney Construction acted right away to help the pets affected by tragedy.  On October 10, 2017 Maloney Construction spent over $1,000.00 on dog and cat food, leashes and pet carriers then delivered these items to the Sonoma Humane Society in Santa Rosa. The staff at Pet Food Express in Novato did an outstanding job of assisting Maloney Construction with this endeavor, extending a generous 20% discount, loading our truck, and imparting their own genuine enthusiasm to the process.

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Published on:
10/10/2017

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Maloney Construction  Pet Food Express in Novato  Sonoma Humane Society in Santa Rosa